On Sunday, Oct. 22, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Democratic Party officials will visit Miami-Dade College (West Campus, Doral) at 2:00 p.m. to stand with Venezuelan Floridians as they cast their ballots in the upcoming Venezuelan primary election.
“There are over 48,000 Venezuelans registered to vote in Florida and as they head to the polls this weekend, they have an opportunity to cast their vote in a primary election to restore democracy in Venezuela,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “This is an internationally observed election and Florida’s Venezuelans will play a critical role in deciding who will challenge Maduro in 2024.
“We are hopeful that this is the beginning of a free and fair presidential election. We also welcome steps taken to release political prisoners in Venezuela as part of the Barbados deal signed between the United States and Venezuela.
“However, we must remain cautious and vigilant to ensure the Maduro regime sticks to their word and allows for opposition candidates to run for President. If Maduro does anything to breach this agreement, the Biden-Harris administration should not hesitate to place the sanctions back. This deal demonstrates President Biden’s commitment to the people of Venezuela and restoration of democracy in Venezuela and around the world.”
Voting Information for Venezuelan Floridians
In Florida, every Venezuelan who turned 18 years old before June 14th of this year and/or is enrolled in the Electoral Register has the right to vote.
Polling Locations in Florida open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: